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Mickey McDonald will be president of the Great Lakes College Association

Other news: New presidents at Quinnipiac University and the University of California, Davis
University Business, March 2018
Mickey McDonald will become president of the Great Lakes College Association. He currently serves as provost of Kalamazoo College.
Mickey McDonald will become president of the Great Lakes College Association. He currently serves as provost of Kalamazoo College.

In July, Mickey McDonald becomes president of the Great Lakes College Association, a consortium of 13 liberal arts schools in Michigan, Indiana and Pennsylvania. McDonald will leave Michigan’s Kalamazoo College, where he served as provost for 10 years and co-chairs its current strategic planning initiative.

McDonald hired approximately one-third of Kalamazoo’s current faculty and gave women and minority staff more tenure-line positions. He also established the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership and secured more than $3.25 million in grants.

McDonald has provided GLCA faculty with collaborative and developmental opportunities through his participation in the Global Liberal Arts Alliance.

Other people news:

  • Judy D. Olian will become the ninth president of Quinnipiac University in Connecticut in July. She is the former chair of management at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
  • Adela de la Torre, the vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of California, Davis, will become the ninth president of San Diego State University in June.